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just voted for himself about five minutes ago and he did it near his home in boston. then he is taking the unusual step to continue to campaign on election day. he has scheduled a stop before he heads back to his election day headquarters in boston. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama is already back home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swi
. thanks very much. >> abc7 news reporter laura anthony is with the romney campaign in boston. >> hi, carolyn. quite a different scene here in boston. as exciting and exhilarating as it sounds like it was in chicago, here in boston pretty early on in the evening it was pretty clear that things were not going the way the romney supporters had hoped they would. especially when the swing states started falling one by one. everyone here had pinned their hopes on winning at least some of those. as they watched them go one by one in obama's favor it was clear this was not going to be a good night. at about 5:00 to 1:00 in the morning, 12:55 here local time governor romney took the stage behind me. he came out all alone. the cheers were subdued i would say. the crowd was large, but very quiet. he began to make his remarks. he said he called the president. he had conceded to the president and then he talked about what he hoped for the country in the months to come. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. we cannot risk particle bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to
that gave him more latitude with the conservative base of the party. >> woodruff: speak of boston, and other places, let's hear now from our colleagues-- actually, ray suarez is in chicago. he and margaret warner are at the two presidential campaign headquarters, but, ray, we're going to come to you first. are you in chicago, and that's where president obama is tonight. >> that's right. he's just a few miles away. he's not here yet. and neither are a lot of the senior officials from the campaign. i think they probably want to waito see a little bit more, but illinois senior senator, senator dick durbin is here, and there have been a lot of poll closings, a lot of projections, but so far no surprises. what do you need to see before you can really relax? >> some of the key battled ground states-- florida, virginia, ohio, and of course when we get in the midwest, a little closer to my activity in the last few months for the president, taking a look at wis cons and i know iowa. if we can get the job done in the midwest, and i hope we do glie you're not up thisickle. whn you don't have a race, wh
, who told supporters in boston he gave it his all and insisted washington must come together. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> the romney family has chosen to give back to america through public service, and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. >> reporter: the president won with slim majorities in key states -- ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin, iowa, colorado, new hampshire. virginia and nevada weren't called until early this morning after he was declared the projected winner. still outstanding, florida, where at 2:00 a.m. people were still in line voting. and, of course, all of their votes will still have to be counted, not to mention provisional ballots in ohio that we thought might be the deciding factor in this race. we're live this morning in chicago at obama's victory headquarters, i'm tracie potts. back to you. >> tracie, a question for you. we know the president -- the race was called fo
our colleague ray swawrers and hopefully we'll be joined by margaret warner in boston. ray is at the presidential candidate night headquarters in chicago. ray, what is the sense right now? when we talk about this ground game issue, what does the campaign say about what they have over the romney campaign in terms of ground game? >> they said this time instead of sending volunteers and sending field workers from state to state, they concentrated much more heavily on using people that people know. i mean it sounds kind of obvious. but all the research shows that when someone you know talks about you... talks to you about casting the vote in the first place or voting for the person you prefer, that has a lot more impact than somebody showing up at your door with paperwork, a leaflet or a pitch for a candidate. so they've put much more emphasis on having people work their own neighborhoods this time around. and they say they have hit their marks, that they are getting out their numbers. and so far so good. gwen? >> ifill: well, ray, i'm also curious. you're standing there at the
, nancy. jan crawford has been covering the romney campaign. she is in boston tonight. jan? >> well, scott, governor romney just landed here about an hour ago after making campaign stops in that key state of ohio and in pennsylvania. he talked to reporters on the way back on the plane and he said he felt good about this campaign. they hadn't left anything in the locker room and that he thinks they're going to win. he said he just finished his victory speech. he's not written a concession speech. now, the mood inside the campaign tonight, scott, is one of cautious optimism, i'd say. but there is a little bit of nervousness and here's why: campaign sources that i'm talking with tonight say they are encouraged by the high numbers of republican turnout they're seeing in these swing states like ohio, florida, virginia. they believe that will outperform john mccain in 2008. that's the key to this election. they really had to run up the score in those areas. but here's where the nervousness comes in. they're also seeing some of the president's turnout in some of those democratic areas like in nor
they will close in ottawa, montana, and utah. alaska closes at 1:00 a.m. eastern time. we're in boston where the romney headquarters is located. the president and his team is in chicago. we're at the rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. and on capitol hill where the democrats are gathering and all evening we will show you the latest results. these are actual numbers. these are not projections as we track the key house, senate, and gov.'s races as well as the presidential race and you can keep track of all this on our website. this is the only network that gives you a forum to express your views in what is happening with results tonight and you can do so by giving us a phone call. the number is 202-730-triples 32. [inaudible] you can also join us on our twitter page. #cspan2012. we will get that in a couple of minutes. john boehner is here and let's get to some of the latest results. >> ap is calling some states in the presidential contest. let's start with new hampshire and take a look at the results. with 20% of precincts reporting, president obama has 55%. mitt romney at 44%. let's move on
in boston for the mad dash both candidates have. >>> the last minute push presiden >>> we got everybody covered today withly doppler 7 hd which is quiet, picking up dry air we have fog in the north bay valleys, record high temperatures, that in jut a few minutes. >>> -- your voice, your vote only one day left, president obama is bringing out star power before americans go to the polls. the president campaigned in ohio last night, the tate that many say will likely determine -- the state that many say will likely determine who wins. top celebrities will be out like brews springsteen, lady gaga and jay-z. romney campaign is focusing on voter turn out. -- >> reporter: good morning. today is the final day of campaigning. both sides think they can win. president obama is focused on three crucial midwest states. mitt romney hits up four states today. mitt romney is closing the campaign promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i'll indeficienter to find good men and women on -- old sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about politics. >> reporter: with polls showin
to boston on how the romney camp is responding this morning. >>> our time is 5:32. there are a lot of things to talk about number wise this morning. we have ktvu claudine wong here to show us in detail about the numbers. >> reporter: that is right. let's take you over to the map. this is our congressional districts in the bay area. i want to take you over to the 15th district. we have an upset here. this is pete starks district and has been since the vietnam era. he is the longest serving member of congress. it seems the era is over. let's show you the latest numbers coming from that district. it shows democrat ere rake stall -- erik stallwell the winner of that. the gap became apparent overnight. about one-third this morning he pleaded a thank you to supporters. his win in part being attributed to a top tier system. all right let's take you back to the map. we want to talk about the other close races. let's talk about what has happened in the third district. he is the winner there. the race closer than expected to be. some people say it was so close that his challenger republican wasn't rea
states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the register office and they are giving away the i voted stickers here. you can see behind me there areelection workers waiting here for cars to drive on through. they have the setup for pool's convenience and these election workers are greeting the voters and take ballots as they dr
romney is still campaigning even today a family schmidt reports from boston. >> tonight mitt romney hostas election night rally here in boston. he is still on the campaign trail hoping to rain in some critical undecided votes in the critical swing states. >> a high-energy rally in new hampshire topped off an exhausting day on the campaign trail for republican challenger mitt romney. >> your primary vote put me on the pack to win the republican nomination. (cheers & applause) and tomorrow your boats and your work right here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the nine states. >> he talked scotched the country yesterday getting crucial swing states conform to a visitor to a pile. attacking present obama on his record and citing his credentials as a businessman who knows what takes to fix the comet. >> file not in my time time try to pass partisan legislation does not relate it to jobs. from day one i will help americans get back to work. >> it is one of the closest presidential a legend and history. from the has to morning and read stops in ohio. a state many co
's in boston. j. mart, if you can hear me amid the hoopla here at the newseum. you're a student at virginia, you've been e-mailing me all night about problems you're detecting in virginia. tell us the problems you see and why and what it means. >> the margins in conservative -- [inaudible] in the suburbs around richmond, chesterfield county is the biggest one, comparable to '08. in 2008 john mccain lost the commonwealth of virginia by seven points. the bottom line, barack obama can do a little bit worse across virginia and still win that state. if he wins the state, there's no path to the presidency for mitt romney. we'll get the western suburbs, look at the outer suburbs of northern virginia, the margins are comparable or a little bit better for romney than they were for mccain four years ago. so unless something big happens in the two big jurisdictions still being counted, virginia beach and fairfax up by washington, d.c., i think that the commonwealth of virginia is going to stay blue and give president obama a second term. >> republicans knew that there was trouble there, or has this al
romney in cleveland. he is now on his way to boston where he and romney will watch the returns come in. >> the lines to vote have been long. in virginia, the lines snaked through buildings and spilled outside. some people reported waiting two to three hours to cast their ballots in virginia. and here is a live look now at the polling places in bailey's cross roads. there has been a long line here all day. but it is beginning to shorten at this point. the polls in virginia are open until 7:00 tonight. >> not only in virginia. d.c. and maryland, voters are waiting for hours to be part of this election. some precincts are slowed by machine problems. others are hoping with huge turnouts. more on the vote here's are determined to cast their ballots. >> reporter: we're live in eleanor roosevelt high school in green belt. one of the many voting places. the people you see behind me are mostly handing out campaign literature. there are no lines. that was not the case earlier. there were lines and equipment malfunctions but people did not give up. in prince george's county, some residents waited
without carrying the mid western battleground. he'll return to boston to wait out the results. >> this is more than our moment, it's america's moment. the purpose and optimism. now, we are almost home. one final push and we'll get there. >> now, the president ended last night's event in iowa saying it's out of my hands, now it's in yours. he made an unexpected stop in hyde park. he's got a slight lead. romney campaigners remain confident and insist they are ahead. >> thanks for the update, melissa. >>> well, if the rest of the country votes like dicksville, new hampshire does, we could be in for a long night. they voted at midnight. for the first time in the history of dicksville notch, there was a tie vote. five residents voted for president obama and five voted for mitt romney. >>> vice president biden will join president obama in chicago later today. this morning, he voted in delaware. the vice president waited patiently in line to cast his ballot. he encouraged voters to wait in line for as long as it takes to have their voices heard. >>> paul ryan fulfilled his civic duty
boston to jacksonville. 38 in boston right now. jacksonville, florida, only 58. temperatures are running some ten to 20 degrees below average across the entire east coast. and not just the east coast, all the way back toward the great lakes. the cool air continues in the rest of the forecast coming up. >>> still a lot of questions tonight about an fbi raid in district heights that left a teenager with shrapnel wounds. it happened this morning. an fbi s.w.a.t. team trying to serve a search warrant burst into a home with guns drawn. news4's jackie bensen is there live with the man in the house when the shots started ringing out. jackie? >> reporter: wendy, i want to tell you first of all, moments ago we received information, a press release from the office of the u.s. attorney for the district of columbia that references this indictment in a heroin distribution operation, an alleged heroin distribution operation in the district. it is what we are told led to the search warrant that was such a terrifying experience for this family. >> they almost shot and killed my daughter over a bogus war
of president obama in chicago, mitt romney in boston. and as always, your reaction by phone tonight. our coverage begins at 8:00 eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and also on c-span.org, we will have live streams brought the man from the obama and romney headquarters, live -- live streams throughout the night from the obama and romney headquarters. if you are tweeting, our hashtag is #cspan2012. mitt romney has landed in cleveland. he met with his supporters last night at the verizon wireless arena in manchester. he voted this morning in massachusetts. two rallies today before returning to boston. this is from last night. ♪ [cheers and applause] >> thank you so very much. thank you. [cheers and applause] thank you. thank you. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting, "usa, usa, usa"] >> now that, that is quite a welcome. thanks. let me, first of all -- [cheers and applause] thank you. thank you. thank you to kid rock. that was fabulous. and let me introduce you to the next first lady of the united states, ann romney. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, new hampshire. and i have to say than
will be on for the battleground states. emily is joining us live from boston. >> hello from boston. we are hearing the sound system and they're putting up the lights. by the time mitt romney arrived here tomorrow all of his campaigning will be over. he stated that this is his final job is to have people get out the vote. this is designed to how close this boat is in a deeply divided country. >> this was the chance from the crowd at the first campaign event of his last day. one more day until they would like to see him go as president elect. florida is a battle ground states. >> we can't begin a better tomorrow, to mark. with the help from the people from florida we can do this. national polls show that this election is dead blocked. >> the federal bailout of the car makers have gave the president and a edge. >> everybody know that he was against saving the car industry. >> republican stated that romney has a chance. >> we lost a lot of jobs last month and our unemployment numbers are below. we do not think this is good enough. >> super storms and they took a toll on romney's momentum. >> this is a good day
'll have a live report from boston coming up where mitt romney will be watching the elections come in. >>> and arizona group has been ordered to reveal who is behind and $11 million contribution to two campaigns in california. the arz-pac is funding campaigns against proposition 30 and for proposition 32 which would limit the ability of unionses to raise money for political causes. >>> california teachers are working phone banks encouraging people to work for proposition 30 and opponents are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> this is all about creating positive learning environments for kids. if we have to take another cut, it will be tremendous. >> the amount of money that will flow into classrooms is way less than what's being advertised in this campaign. >>> time now, 7:33. well, bay area voters are already turning out in record numbers even before election day tomorrow. more than 800,000 residents are voting by mail this year. ktvu's brian flores joining us live from san francisco with more about the election. good morning. >> good morning. arguably one of the more
to congratulate president obama and his reelection. >> emily e. schmidt joins us live from boston to tell us what mitt romney is doing today. >> if high daria our youth? >> tell us about romney in what he plans to do today. >> the interesting thing is he does not have a public scandal today that the first time in recent memory of where he is. that is the difference between running for president and in canada to loss. we are watching a really not mitt romney so much as watching republicans try to dissect the results from last night. try to determine what this meant for them as a look ahead to the next election. how to recover from a lost that last night they came here not quite certain that they would have. >> it is interesting one of the questions is what role does mitt romney have going for for the republican party. have you heard any whispering as to what it plans to do? >> no. we heard him say last night in his speech that everyone needs to work across the aisle to work together. a few minutes after that president obama came out and said he would like to extended hand to reach out to work with
he will cast his own ballot near the boston area where his home is. paul ryan will campaign in ohio in richmond virginia. the two candidates will watch the election results in boston. >> and the presidential race is one of the big decisions voters face. and we have team coverage from all three locations focused on the issues that matter to you. and just a reminder for anyone who hasn't voted early, polls are open across the entire region. in dc and maryland, stay open until 8:00 in the commonwealth and virginia at 7:00. >> check in on our races in just a moment. members are spending one more day spreading the message. current obama re-election campaign advisor robert gibbs joins us now live. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, guys. how are you? >> doing well. thank you. such a familiar face with the obama administration. you've been activated so to speak in these final days. what is the mood in that inner circle? >> look, we feel good about where we are. great about where things are headed and feel in virginia. i think we're going to have a great night tonight if we mak
at mitt romney's head quarters in boston. nbc's ron allen outside city hall in new jersey. here in the northeast, of course more than 1 million homes and businesses remain without power and tomorrow night's anticipated nor'easter still on track to hit the same areas as sandy hit, those already displaced by the storm are bracing for yet another blow. more power outages potentially, more coastal flooding. here in new york city fema is considering bringing in trailers and prefab houses after the hurricane. katrina, more than 20,000 people are homeless. on the jersey shore homeowners working away at clearing out muddy water and sand that's enveloped their homes, all this as voting is getting under way and as we say ron allen is in hoboken new jersey outside city hall. let's talk about the cleanup and how it's affecting the voting, ron. >> well, the ta got off to a rough start in some places like here in hoboken, for example, there are instances of voting sites that didn't have power, that needed generators or they had generators, didn't have fuel. a similar situation out in staten i
reside in massachusetts. many of them reside in boston and cambridge. he was a one-term governor in boston. he does not brag too much about what he did in boston and the people in boston are not bragging either. >> which is your take -- what is your take? >> the one president obama has. >> their massachusetts with their state plan. they have their own plan because they are working people. they didn't like it in massachusetts and they didn't like it countrywide. but they did the same thing in boston. that is why he was a one-term president. i listened to him today. he has all of the plant and he is going to be the merkel person. listen -- i have an income of under $30,000 a year. i pay more in taxes to a man is sent his money out of the country because he doesn't want to help pay the kind of taxes i pay because it's wonderful country. >> you said you were on the fence and it sounds like you are pretty firmly in obama's corner. >> i have listened to him. anybody that is me, me, me, i'm the merkel man -- he is bragging too much. >> we go next to a supporter of mayor romney in the so
. at his boston headquarters the republican candidate spoke for fife minutes also calling for unity. >> the nation is at a critical point and at a time like this, we cannot risk political bickering and posturing. our leaders have the reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the stagnant economy was the top issue for voters and almost scuttled the president's bid for re-election. and president obama telling the nation, he got the message. >> you told us that you want us to focus on your jobs and not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges that we can only solve together. >> reporter: still the chicago crowd was electrified as the president delivered a soaring speech in which he thanked all of those who supported him, including his family. >> sasha and malia, before our very eyes, you are growing up to become two very smart beautiful women just like your mom. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love wit
of boston reports that right now at least two polling places the turnouts in southern new hampshire is greater than they saw in 2008. so we'll watch that story throughout the day. at 7:30 eastern time some big ones. north carolina and the state of ohio closes. when the state of ohio closes what you will see is this map start to fill in. all 88 counties. some will turn red, some will turn blue and you will see it on this board in realtime. mike forealtime. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use, it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really mee
and kenya. >> we will show you inside met romney's election night headquarters in boston. they are also setting up there for the event to night. >> mitt romney is not wasting a single mom and on his quest for 270 electoral votes. after casting his own ballot the republican hit the road one more time. he hosted a luncheon in benson a battleground states of ohio and pennsylvania. they were not standard rallies, more of a chance to thank supporters and remind voters to hit the polls. >> it is a big day for big change. we are about to change america and help people in ways and imagined that they never imagined that happen. >> he wrapped up its aggressive cross-country campaign schedule where he started. >> i feel great today. i am really excited to be here. >> after spending the day and doing interviews and get out the vote initiative, the president and vice president will watch the return from chicago. preelection days voting shows the candidates locked in a dead heat. the winners will not be declared until key swing states post their votes. if three votes and new hampshire, the first prec
for all the hard work on the campaign trail. >> different scene in boston. mitt romney was ever gracious in his concession speech. >> i wish all of them well but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> romney said he had no regrets and asked all-americans to help get the country on top. he made no mention of his future plans. the president said he looks forward to sitting down with romney. paul ryan returns for chairman of the house budget committee. >> thank you very much. now, the battleground state of virginia was one of the most closely watched last night. >> democrats were hoping for a repeat of 2008 when the commonwealth went. more on the virginia results. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. virginia certainly lived up to its status as a battleground state. this race was too close to call well into the night before president obama could finally claim victory. he won re-election defeating mitt romney taking virginia's 13 electoral vot
will be in massachusetts tomorrow evening. a campaign event in boston for his speech. two last minute additions to the romney schedule. let's go to rhode island. what do you expect tomorrow? caller: i expect obama to win. i'm going to vote for him. i voted for him in 2008. i feel obama has done a lot with no support. and the american people need to realize that. it's going to take more than four years for a president to turn this country around. this country -- they need to look back at the policies from the past republican president which was bush. and when obama came into office this country was in disarray. so obama has done a lot i feel within the first four years. he makes mistakes all presidents do but at the end of the day obama has promised things he actually come through with. and i feel that this election is going to be a lot closer than it was in 2008. i feel that obama, a lot of people are not giving him credit for the job that he's done. and he can do a lot more if people will give him four more years. host: over the last couple of days we have gathered leading journalists on polit
. that's according to a new study by brigham women's hospital in boston. researchers followed 14,000 middle aged male doctors over a decade. half took multivitamins, but after the study, those men showed no difference in the rate of heart disease. the men who took multivitamins did, however, have an 8% lower rate of cancer than those that did not take the vitamins. >>> we spend roughly one-third of our lives in the bedroom. so it is no surprise that, when things aren't healthy there, our whole lives can be affected. doctors say your bedroom should be a sanctuary, a relaxing place to let your mind and body recover. one way to make that happen, remove all the clutter and electronics like tvs, computers, and even digital clocks. get them out of the bedroom. >> everything out of the room. make it really simple. all of a sudden, they can breathe better. >> dr. wiser says another helpful tip is keep the room very dark and don't forget to wash your sheets and pillows at least once a week in hot water. >>> it won't cost you a wing and a leg to buy your thanksgiving turkey this year. that
to voters in key swing states n. chicago, craig bosswell, fox news. >> and let's go to boston, massachusetts, where jennifer davis is standing by. she's live with the romney campaign there and what is the scope like there tonight, jennifer? >> reporter: after voting, they make one last dash to ohio for 11th hour campaigning. he doesn't want to look back with any regrets. mitt romneys and his wife ann cast ballots and they hit the trail for one last day heading to the buckeye state. >> it's critical and this is a big day for big change. we're about to change america to help people in ways they couldn't imagine to have help for good jobs. >> reporter: his running mate voted in wisconsin before joining romney in ohio. >> this is a day we work hard and got them back on the right track. >> reporter: they shared a quick one at wendy's and split up for the final visit of their campaign. ryan's last stop is in virginia and governor romney makes a final push in pennsylvania, hoping to turn things in a favor and a state that hasn't voted for a republican presidential candidate since 1988. at the big r
's right. boston boy next to me. proud man this morning. stayed up late to watch the game. eight minutes after the hour. cooler temperatures creeping in just as the holiday rolls into the weekend. rob marciano down in atlanta there. >> quite the gloat next year. >> yeah, i know. congratulations, john. good times on the patriot front there, and boy i tell you what, rg3, he has a cannon. not only can can i run but a howitzer for an arm. vancouver looking at rainfall. the seahawks are playing in miami. portland to medford, dry weather finally. that's a mess as you go north into the emerald city, travel problems. thin line of showers crossing the mississippi in through memphis over to cumberland, as well, in through nashville. the bigger story is what's behind this, and that is in the form of white. already eight inches plus in some spots of wisconsin overnight. winter storm warnings posted for this area. so it's going to be a slow go if you're doing some travel across the u.p. 7 to 9 inches of snow fall expected there. winter storm warnings are up. and then winds for a good chunk of the wes
in chicago. governor romney in boston. we'll take you there live in a moment. we are getting information on why they vote the way they are. martha maccallum will cover that for us. >> reporter: they are analyzing the response as they come out of the polling places tonight. there are key states like ohio and virginia. the polls are still open for hours as people come home from work and continue to vote. so many areas we haven't heard from yet. what we can tell you for sure so far is that this is a very tight race tonight. let's start with the national poll question. direction of the country. are we on the right track or the wrong track? it's evenly divided. those saying we are on the right direction and going for president obama, no surprise there. 52%, though, say we are headed in the wrong direction. they are backing governor romney. now voters are split on whether the economy is getting better or worse. huge question tonight for everyone, of course. you have about four out of ten states getting better. three of ten say it's getting worse. three of ten says it stays the same for them. s
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
nothing between new york city and boston. hoping to get some limit service up and running today. the hope is that that will start tomorrow. but you know, across this region, they're doing all they can to get up to speed. in the meantime you've got all of these people, thousands, trying to get on buses trying to get to work. >> tom costello, thank you for staying on top of all of that. joining me now, republican congressman chris smith. congressman, thanks so much. you have had a fema briefing. >> the latest is they are trying to do everything possible but still huge gaps that have to be overcome. i'm actually now in the mayor's office of tony fiore, the township of middletown's mayor. and the real heroes, i can't stress this without enough ex-plamati ex-plamatiex p ex-pla exclamation points the mayors and those working around the clock. 200 homes or more uninhab bitable. people are cold, they're doing everything possible to you know get power back on. and you know, we're very concerned about families with small children, as well as with those with fragile, you know, elderly who could get
traditionally vote for the democratic candidate. >> pelley: thank you, we're going to switch over to boston and speak to ed gillespie who is one of mitt romney's autopsy communicatio --top communicatio. thank you for being with us. it looks like ohio is leaning the president's way. i wonder how you see ohio. >> we feel pretty good about ohio, scott. the fact is where you look where the turnout is highest, we have great turnout in republican leading areas. we were able to shave 263,000 votes in the early vote in the absentee ballots from the advantage that president obama enjoyed over senator mccain in 2008. in the diminishment of the democrats early vote advantage, our republican intensity and what we've been seeing in the polls relative to independent voters in ohio, we feel like it's very much in our side tonight when i look at where these votes are coming in from we also female good about thal -- feel good about the numbers in the county and precincts and need to carry with big numbers and we're doing that tonight. >> pelley: one of the swing states we do not have enough information to
by brigham and women's hospital in boston. researchers followed 14,000 male doctors for over a decade. half took multivitamins. after the study, those men showed no difference in the rate of heart disease. the men who took multivitamins did, however, have an 8% lower rate of cancer than those who did not take the vitamins. >>> it won't cost you a wing and a leg to buy your thanksgiving turkey. that's because retailers locked in their costs before the drought drove up feed prices. cold frozen turkeys were selling for $1.62 a pound in september. up from $1.57 a pound two years ago. retailers are determined to keep prices for the traditional thanksgiving main course as low as possible even though sky high corn prices have nearly doubled the cost of producing a pound of turkey this year. >>> starting today, it's going to cost you big bucks to have bags on your spirit airlines flight. the airline is going to charge $100 for passengers to check their bags at the gate. spirit is known to charge $35 for a checked bag. that's a lot. >> throw it over your shoulder. >> makes it quicker to get through
more from the romney campaign. he's at their headquarters in boston. around this time yesterday, peter, we gotd word governor romney would go to pittsburgh as well as ohio and then added in virginia, three states in these final hours, the 11th hour. what's behind the strategy? >> reporter: well, it's interesting. if you didn't know that governor romney is not a sports fan, you'd think he was the head coach of a football team with the language thrown around by romney advisers today. they say governor romney himself wanted to leave it all on the field. he didn't want to look back with any regret at the end of the game. governor romney we are told, initially the plan was by the campaign, for him to make na stop in ohio today. you see the pictures of him aalongside his running mate, paul ryan. an opportunity for a photo op. they say he's the one that said as long as we're out there, i insist on going to another place. where else can we go? that's why they'll stop in pennsylvania later today. romney on the ground in ohio having a chance to thank volunteers at a campaign offices, what they c
? >> it's going to be very tight. i would hate to be sitting in boston or chicago, because it's going to be a very, very long, long day for them and a long night as well. jon: what are you going to be looking for first? >> first -- as the early states come in, indiana and kentucky i'm going to be looking from the swing from where obama was four years ago to where he is today. the first important state is going to be virginia. the problem is we'll get some smaller county in toto early but some of the bigger jurisdiction -rs going to take a longtime to come in. i'm going to be looking for the counties, prince william and loudon. i'm going to be looking for african-american turn out in petersburg in what is called the south side and i'm going to be looking to compare in the heartland and the anti-obama coal country, i'll be looking for the difference between 08 and this year for president obama and romney vs. mccain. jon: the polling seems this is a tie. from what you're saying you seem to be saying that as well. >> i think it is up for grabs. we have a lot of confusing information out.
correspondent is at governor romney's headquarters in boston. let's begin with you. >> they're excited, optimistic anxious and awaiting the result. it's an open question as to one might know until 1:00 a.m. or future days. the romney campaign is watching closely florida, virginia and ohio. there are very few victory strategies contemplated by boston, the romney campaign, that don't include the buckeye state and they're concerned about signs of high turn-out in the northern part of ohio where the detroit auto bail-out was a big mallet which the president pounded mr. romney. on the southern border of ohio along kentucky, particularly along cincinnati, hamilton county, big optimism and turn-out for the republican campaign. virginia, florida, ohio romney believes so go though so goes the country. romney has only written one speech, a victory speech. >> carl cameron. let's get straight to the president's camp in chicago and ed henry. >> shep, the president has been getting very wistful. it started in iowa what started the obama movement. he said today he was crying partly because it was col
to boston, where she was a heroin and a statue was erected to her, the first statue of an american woman with a hatchet in hand. >> he is our guest on sunday on "in-depth." watch live at noon 2. -- at noon eastern. host: today we put a spotlight on the state of virginia, the commonwealth of virginia. 13 electoral votes in this state. the current unemployment rate, 5.9%. 2008, president obama won the state by over six percentage points, the first time a democrat won the state of virginia since 1964. joining us from the university of virginia is the director of their politics center. larry, what are the issues being campaigned on in virginia? guest: the same issues as. every as the economy is for most, i suppose. if there's any special flavor into virginia, we cover all 50 states at the center for politics at the university of virginia, if there's any special flavor here, virginia depends on defense to a greater degree in than any other state except for alaska. we are second in per-capita defense expenditures. there's a special flavor on federal spending, because governmental employment is
boston exactly who to talk to. there is nothing like that in 2008. that being said, the obama campaign has increased the presence in virginia. we know from last night they put out a number that nationwide the have contacted voters around the country. if you take a look at virginia you have to imagine that a significant chunk or contact information in virginia. the ground game is going to be like nothing we have ever seen before. it'll be at the same level of what is happening in ohio for florida. i saw people walking with the obama for americas sticker. you heard governor mcdonald's is a they're not taking him for granted. reminded that they need to vote. get them to the polls. these are places that have legitimate early voting. more than half of the voters are voting ahead of time. there is in person absentee voting. anybody can do it if they want to. there is a pretty lengthy list of specific standards that you need in order to vote absentee. the majority of this will be done on election day. >> what and on the numbers. what are the latest polls? >> i look at all these polls and a sw
. mitt romney of course give a concession speech last night in boston. years a portion. [video clip] >> i believe in america. i believe in the people of america. [applause] and i ran for office because i am concerned about america. this election is over, but our principles and door. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurging economy and renew greatness. like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field, we have given our all to this campaign. [applause] i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to pray for him in leading this country. you guys are the best. thank you so much. a thank you. thank you, guys. host: and as we continue to take your calls on c-span this morning we will go to henry on our line for democrats in michigan. good morning to you. caller: good morning. you know, this is a glorious morning. and i feel really sorry for the lady in florida. and that guy in new jersey who of just
in the "boston globe." here is what warren rudman says, "frankly, i blame the american people as much as congress. they talk a great game. they are against deficit spending as long as it did not affect anything but the benefit from." guest: that is true. that is the basic problem with democracy. there is something called fiscal illusion. economists have written about this for decades. people would rather see tax cuts and then maintain current spending or higher spending even if that leads to deficits. that forces future generations, future taxpayers to foot the bill. that is irresponsible behavior. that is where we got to where we are at, unsustainable spending. we cannot raise taxes enough to pay for the spending that we have written into law at this point. we have to come to terms with this basic problem of democracy. we cannot both have all the spending we want and not pay for taxes. -- not pay for it in taxes. host: seth hanlon, last year you tied in the unemployment benefits argument with the payroll tax in an article let you wrote. unemployment benefits are due to expire as well as the end
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